Frequently Asked Questions

General

What are the course timings?
Tell me more about Improve International
Who are Improve’s partners?
Does course attendance go towards my CPD hours?

Postgraduate Certificates

What is a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)?
What is the criteria for enrolment?
Over what time period can I take the taught modules?
Are Improve’s Postgraduate Certificates academically equivalent to the RCVS CertAVP and other postgraduate certificates?
I have previously achieved a GPCert. Can I use this towards a PgC?
Is my practice suitable for studying towards a postgraduate certificate?
Where are the taught programmes held?
How are Improve’s PgC programmes different to other providers?
How many hours will I spend on my certificate?
How will I be assessed?
What resources will be available to support me through the PgC?
Will Improve’s PgCs enable me to apply for the RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status?
How can I fit a modular CPD programme into my busy life?
I want to register on a modular course but I may be away for some of the modules. Does this mean I will miss out?

Online Bitesize CPD

Where do I login to access Online Bitesize CPD?
I have forgotten my website login username – how do I retrieve this?
I am having issues with logging into my account?
I have not received an email with my login details?
I am having technical issues with the Bitesize site or an individual course
How do I sign up for the full year subscription?

Payments

Can I pay by Direct Debit?
What payment methods do you accept?

ESVPS

Who is ESVPS?
If I sit and pass an ESVPS examination, will the RCVS include it in their register?
Do I have to register for the ESVPS certificate to attend a General Practitioner Certificate programme?

Distance Learning

When is the learning content available for each module?
What additional learning resources are available?
What qualifications are needed for taking the programme if coming from another non- European country?
Is the PgC programme recognised by other countries?
Can I do the GPCert and the PgC at the same time?
What does the PgC consist of?
What does the GPCert consist of?
Does the Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) programme differ from the GPCert?
When do the exams take place?
Which modules do I choose for the PgC and when do I have to choose them?
How many hours per week will I have to spend on the programme?
Is the General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) all online?
How do I submit my case report and case studies for the GPCert?
How do I pay the registration fees for GPCert and/or PgC?
What do the case logs for the case diary consist of?
Can I defer a module?
If coming from a non-European country – how would face to face module attendance work for the PgC?

Ultrasound Scanning

How are dogs sourced for ultrasound courses?
Will the dogs be sedated?
Will the dogs have any abnormalities?
Are the dogs clipped?
Are cats used for any of the ultrasound courses?

Still need help? Let us know!

For any other questions, please email us at enquiries@improveinternational.com or call us on 01793 759159

022032051 041

ABOUT IMPROVE

Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.

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